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'The Price Is Right' host Drew Carey headed to 'Dancing With the Stars'

"Dancing With the Stars" premieres March 17th on ABC
"Dancing With the Stars" premieres March 17th on ABC

Dancing With the Stars” announced the cast of the new season this morning on “Good Morning America.” One of the most recognizable faces in daytime, Drew Carey will put on his dancing shoes for the show. “The Price Is Right” host joined the rest of the cast and the pro dancers live on “Good Morning America” for the announcement.

“Dancing” host Tom Bergeron and new co-host Erin Andrews were on hand to welcome the cast and to introduce their dance partners to the GMA audience. The new season has a new twist of the season. Five-time “Dancing with the Stars” champ Derek Hough, announced that sometime during the season, the stars will switch partners, meaning that anyone could dance with anyone. The twist is the first in the show's history.

Another Daytime face hitting the dance floor this season will be legendary actor Billy Dee Williams. Best known for his starring roles in "Mahogany" and "The Star Wars" franchise as Lando Calrissian, Williams also made an appearance on the Daytime drama, “General Hospital.”

Check out the new cast below:

Former pro hockey player Sean Avery partners with pro Karina Smirnoff.

Candice Cameron Bure of “Full House” fame partners with pro Mark Ballas.

“The Price Is Right” host Drew Carey partners with pro Cheryl Burke.

Olympic Medalist Meryl Davis competes against her skating partner, Charlie White, as she dances with pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

"Real Housewives of Atlanta's" Nene Leakes will dance with pro Tony Dovolani.

"Big Time Rush" star James Maslow partners with pro Peta Murgatroyd.

Actress Danica McKellar partners with pro Val Chmerkovskiy.

Professional swimmer Diana Nyad joins first time professional partner Henry Byalikov.

Para-athlete Amy Purdy partners with 5-time champion Derek Hough.

Pop singer, Cody Simpson joins first time professional partner Witney Carson.

Sochi Olympian and Gold Medalist Charlie White partners with pro dancer Sharna Burgess.

Billy Dee Williams recently appeared in “The Lego” movie and will be partnered with pro Emma Slater.

Catch “Dancing With the Stars” when it premieres Monday, March 17th on ABC.

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